Don’t Just Take My Word For It… by Caleb H.
December 15, 2008, 7:23 am
Filed under: Devotions


by Caleb Hancock

As we continue to approach Christmas day, I wanted to encourage you all not to waste this special season. Rather, I hope that we would all grow in grasping and celebrating the amazing event of the Incarnation of Jesus.

Towards that end, I have included some killer quotes and texts from Scripture to help leave you in awe of our God’s specific and passionate hatred for sin and love for his glory on display in the salvation of sinners like us.

In his book, Children of the Living God, (which is a great read!) Sinclair Ferguson stated that “…the incarnation of God’s son is the creation of the family of God. He took our flesh and entered a world of sin, suffering, and rebellion against God, in order that he might be ‘made like his brothers in every way’ (Heb. 2:17)”

Why? Why would he do that?

In The Incarnation in the Gospels, (another devotional read that I am really enjoying) the author writes, “By his incarnation, Jesus began to address the problem that lies at the root of all pains and sorrows. He came to save his people from their sins.”

Oh God, thank you! Thank you God that although I was your enemy, you, under no compulsion, chose to send your son to be the object of your wrath on the cross, that I might, through faith, receive the favor that His merit deserves. How amazing!

God, let’s celebrate this season ultimately because of your work displayed 2 millenia ago, whose ramifications are still rippling through time, continuing to save your people from their sins!

Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.

He will and does and IS saving his people from their sins by the preached gospel of his substitutionary work! Thank God that Bethlehem happened, for it led to Calvary.


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